[CQ-Contest] World Records and Verticals
K3BU at aol.com
K3BU at aol.com
Tue Jan 4 21:55:03 EST 2005
In a message dated 1/4/05 8:14:16 PM Eastern Standard Time,
xnewyorka at hotmail.com writes:
>>Again, the bottom line: the station with the winning combination of
operators and equipment is going to win. It's a game, and you can stack the
odds (no pun intended), but you still can't predict the outcome with
As usual with postings, they tend to drift away from the original subject.
You don't need to compare two contest stations/antennas to arrive at verdict
which is better, Y or V.
Now with modeling programs, TA, one can figure out what which antenna does
what, how to fit it in the available environment for the desired effect.
Antennas can be tested, measured, compared, no need to involve operator twins.
There was a post about reaching plateau and what to do. That is normal with
particular station, variation comes with propagation and other factors. To get
major jump on competition one needs to come up with significant points maker,
different location, antennas, equipment and mainly operating skills. We have
so many variables involved and that is what makes it interesting. This is
technical hobby where equipment and operator (in a location) come together to
produce that record score. You need to be there in case propagation gods smile on
us. This is what keeps us hooked. Each contest is a new race, its up to each of
us how we operate our wares, how much we sleep, eat, go to....
"Tings" change, propagation wise, ham population and participation wise, we
got older, wiser and slower, need more time in the bathroom ...
One time looked like the place to be is PJ or HC8, now CN8, D4 seem to be it.
So, contesting is.....never ending fun and challenge.
could be also VE3BMV, VE1BY, N2EE, NT1E, C6AYB, no more P40A
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